Pick a narrow side table to hold a few well-chosen books, a lamp, or your morning coffee, and not only is it a useful piece but brings interest and depth to your living room, or hallway. Encouraging the eye to travel from level to level, taking in the differing textural qualities, along with the lines and curves of the sofa, the room becomes an interesting talking point. Add in a stylish modern coffee table and a cozy arm chair or two, and your living room elicits a warm, friendly welcoming feel, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing in front of a good movie.
Every one of our narrow side tables is subjected to a number of challenges to test for, among other things:
- Quality of the table – the table must be of impeccable quality
- Durability – every side table must be built to last for generations
- Ethical credentials – the wood must be from provable renewable resources
- Style – whilst down to personal preference, every one of our tables must demonstrate the highest design values
- The seller’s reputation – we only work with sellers who have transparent and flawless records
Only when they have passed our tests with flying colors, can we feature the narrow side table on our list, so why not take a look through our top 5 in Jan, 2021 in complete confidence?
A simple end table can be endlessly beautiful as long as it has the right color and design. This American heritage three tier end table with drawer from Convenience Concepts in all white is quite the simple but gorgeous piece. Made from engineered wood, the end table is not only durable, but also consistent throughout its whole frame. The drawer on the side provides discreet storage, so you can have things in there right at your bedside. This end table is the perfect complement to any home, whether you want to have it at the living room, bedroom, office, or so on.
It is nice to have furniture that actually provides modern conveniences potentially on a daily basis. The furniture collections of Convenience Concepts include this Tucson flip top end table with charging station, which is perfect for those who have tons of devices to charge during the night. It has 2 standard plug outlets and 2 USB ports with cable management, along with a 6 foot long cable, so you can keep your devices charged right at your bedside. The flip top provides concealed storage so you can keep your devices and other valuables easily and within easy reach. It is flexible, functional, and stylish.
Novelties need not be kitsch or useless, but actually beautiful and functional. This industrial C-shaped side table from VASAGLE is quite a unique-looking piece that is both stylish and functional at the same time. The C-shape makes it take up less space but still provide enough of a table surface to be functional. The top is a thick particle board, while the C frame is made up of thick square steel tubes supported by a steel frame. With this frame, you can put up to 50 pounds on the table surface, which is more than enough for personal effects, mobile devices, and so on.
This three-shelf slim open wood shelving unit from IRIS USA is what it says on its name, a unit with three sets of shelves made of wood. The whole thing weighs 12.5 pounds, which is not too heavy to carry around and move, but is substantial enough to show how sturdy it can be. The shelves are adjustable every 5 inch so you can fit various items in it. The unit does require some assembly, but it is simple enough to do so with a screwdriver. The shelves can tolerate up to 44 pounds each, giving the whole unit a 176 pounds of capacity, which is significant. And yet, it is small enough to fit in tight spaces, making it an ideal side table and shelving unit for small homes.
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If you are looking for a narrow side table that does everything, this may be what you want. The flip top open end table from ChooChoo is well designed, packed with features, and is aesthetically pleasing. The whole thing is made with engineered wood, making it very sturdy and resilient. Matching it with the rest of your furniture is easy enough, thanks to its thoughtful design and the colors it comes with. The drawer and open shelf makes it easy to store various things like remote controls, mobile devices, reading materials, snacks, and so on. It does require some assembly, but there are detailed instructions to take you through the easy enough process.
How do you decorate a side table in a living room?
Any table decorations are down to personal taste, but a side table can be a good place to display a beautiful sculpture, or family photo collection.
How tall should a side table be?
A side table should be around 24 to 32 inches and ideally be almost the same height as the arm of the chair it's next to.
How do you choose the right side table?
Choose a style that complements your room, and is the correct height for the rest of your furniture.
Take a look at some of our articles here for some more inspiration!